TCW Episode The Clone Wars - 5.14 - Eminence - discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Seerow, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. DavidIX Jedi Master

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    Just watched it.

    Finally some action, I love when the bad guys are the protagonists of the episode.

    Maul is showing his smarts. No wonder Sidious doesn't want him back. Maul is back and in a short time plots not only for revenge but he's also scheming to control it all..He's ambitious, maybe too ambitious for his own good. A good sign of maybe why Sidious decides to finish things off with his own hands. What Maul has shown in such a short time with ZERO army or military backing is remarkable. If Maul was in Dookus place right now can Sidious really trust him?. Not a chance, Dooku is loyal to a fault. He's more of a dark jedi than a Sith, he doesn't have the vision and Sidious knows it.



    Anyways It was a great episode and I hope this continues. By the way I didn't mind the lion roaring from Savage. I actually like it.
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  2. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Yeah, dark is not automatically better and TCW has done dark for the sake of it in the past but here it was done well. There was a real sense of consequence with all the deaths. If anything they are doing it for the sake of Maul but oh well. This kicked the crap out of most the rest of season 5.
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  3. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    dat quote pyramid

    Never mind, it's gone.
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  4. DavidIX Jedi Master

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    Did anyone else catch that dumb pig getting shot like a total tool by that Mandalorian? Great stuff.
  5. Zabrak 2 Jedi Master

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    How do you do Spoiler Tags?
  6. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    That was actually one of the best parts of the entire episode. Someone should make a video of it.
  7. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    Well, I certainly won't begrudge anyone for enjoying it, that's for sure.

    Personally, though, Zabracks from Maul in Episode I, to Agen Kolar, Maris Brood, Kao Cen Darach (TOR trailer) and TCW's own Sugi, Eeth Koth and Opress himself (and his clansmen) have consistently been portrayed as highly sentient, thoughtful and evolved near-humans. Now for this species to suddenly, inexplicably feature a very wild-sounding, animalistic roar just feels out-of-character. I'd be remiss, I suppose, were I not to mention that one of Savage's own kin was known as "Feral," but I think one has to admit that Feral's personality was shown to be anything but wild. In the end, the best answer is that it simply doesn't ring true for me. It comes across as silly-sounding to me, without much of a background to suggest its use. An add-on meant to demonstrate menace, but which, in its contrivance, actually achieves the opposite effect.

    That said, I'm leaning towards taking Savage's roars as his version of a Sith hiss (as demonstrated by Vader on Cloud City, Sidious in the Senate rotunda and Maul in the hangar on Theed). That is, something not inherent to his species, but rather a reflection of his immersion in the Dark Side of the Force. The sound-effect itself is still silly to me, but maybe I've stumbled on to a way of at least looking past it without it bothering me quite so much.
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  8. K'Kruhk Jedi Grand Master

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    Christ some of the spelling on this board is appalling.

    choke/choking - not chock/chocking
    their hands - not there hands
    arc - not arch
    protagonists - not protagagonists
    Sidious - not Sideous
    Opress - not Oppress
    Star Wars canon - not cannon
  9. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    i thought it was spelled that way [face_laugh]
  10. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    Thank God, we can't have our children looking at Maul's full-frontal nudity!
  11. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    Is it spelled or spelt?
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  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    According to dictionary.com, either, but the primary definition of "spelt" there is a type of wheat used as livestock feed in Europe.

    Especially when they might ask questions about where his penis went and what that colostomy bag is. Oh, wait...
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  13. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Correctly.

    [spoiler = "SPOILER"] Put spoiler here. [ /spoiler]

    Remove the spaces I added, and hit preview to make sure you got it right.

    If you still can't figure it out, it's also at the bottom of this page.
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  14. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I can't wait to see this on Blu Ray, the animation quality in this episode and in Revival blows away what we've seen before on the show. I was only able to watch on the OS, but even there the mix was pretty good. Hopefully, unlike the past seasons, they'll take advantage of the surround channels on BR.

    I think this is one of the best episodes of the season, though Revival edges this one out for me. I do think the pacing was a little too fast and the speed at which Maul raised an army was pretty unrealistic.
    I'm giving this one an 8/10
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  15. Togruta Force Ghost

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    Is this the first episode that just centered on villains? Not grey characters or anti-heroes, but all-out villains?
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  16. Super_Battle_Droid Force Ghost

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    No, there's also Massacre.
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  17. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    you don't need the spoiler at the end
  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I'm pretty sure you do. I've always put it there. Most HTML and BBCodes require a closing tag.
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  19. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Unfortunately Obi-Wan and Anakin were shoe-horned into "Nightsisters", but they weren't in "Monster". I count the whole trilogy, personally. "Massacre" and "Bounty" features only villains, as well. "Brothers" too, if you discount the sinister moments.

    I also count Padawan Lost, Sphere of Influence, The Academy, Mercy Mission, Nomad Droids, Darkness on Umbara, The General, Plan of Dissent, Carnage of Krell, A Friend in Need, Secret Weapons and A Sunny Day in the Void. Nothing but villains in those episodes.
  20. Jabba_The_Hutt_123 Force Ghost

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    No close tag is needed but then it doesn't end of course

    SPOILER (open)
    Test
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  21. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    i've never put a closing tag and it works fine
  22. Order66Survivor Jedi Master

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    my bad guys, this and the other responders all made perfect sense. I thought that the "force choke," no matter its intended purpose, was a dark side "tactic" if you will, that Jedi did not use and were trained not to.

    But you could say the same about Mace Windu's force push that crushed part of Grievous's lungs as he fled Coruscant.

    @StarWarsFan91
    The risk of murder though would seem to be something the Jedi stray away from, especially with three years of planning to rescue Han from the Palace ;)
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  23. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Xenforo tries to close it for you automatically. Typically you would want to added the [/spoiler] yourself. If you don't and you also have something like a quote in then Xenforo will automatically screw it up every time.
  24. Super_Battle_Droid Force Ghost

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    I wonder where Rotta was? He's usually hanging out with Jabba.
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  25. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    probably got kidnapped again